Luke Vincenzo Frechette
May 22, 1998 - May 31, 2002

Our Story

Luke was our vibrant and charming son who touched many lives. We watched him overcome his early physical limitations and develop into a smart and engaging young boy. At age four he developed a rare pediatric cancer. Despite great medical care and abounding love from dad and mom, three older siblings, and a huge army of extended family and friends, Luke died in May 2002.

We have established “Lukie’s SOUL Foundation” as an enthusiastic celebration and memory of Luke, and for all children who have lost their struggle with undeserved childhood illnesses.

Our goal is to raise funds to support pediatric care in CNY. Our vision began with funding the education classroom in the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, serving a 17-county area, including more than 450,000 children.

15 Years ~ 15 Reasons to To Give Campaign

Lukie's "Holes Fore Hope" Golf Open 2018 - July 21, 2018

Lukie's "Holes Fore Hope" Golf Open is an event we started in memory of our son Luke.

Location: Woodcrest Golf Club, Route 173, Manlius NY

Date: July 21, 2018

Hole in One Prizes:

  • $10,000 cash
  • 2018 Chevy - By Sun Chevrolet
  • $5,000 Putting Contest
  • Plus More Great Prizes

2017 Check Presentation

What does Lukie’s S.O.U.L. do?

Lukie’s Holes “Fore” Hope has raised nearly $400,000 since 2003. With continued support from family, friends and golfers like you, Lukie’s SOUL supported the naming of the schoolroom in the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Staffed by a full-time teacher, school-aged patients can continue their schooling and with closed circuit connection patients can interact with their classmates and teachers. Proceeds fund equipment updates and instructional materials, as well as a working “scrapbook” to help families and children understand their hospital stay. We are also supporting seminars for local school teachers to better relate to chronically ill children in the classroom. In 2014, funding supported naming an outpatient pediatric infusion/play area in the Upstate Cancer Center. In 2016, we supported the new pediatric emergency department with a naming for the Family Bereavement Room.